9 days in Philippines Itinerary

9 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  25 h
1
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Puerto Galera
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
San Jose
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  12 h
5
Carabao Island
— 1 day
Travel:  9 h
6
Masbate City, Masbate Island
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  36 h
End: Fort Lauderdale

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night
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

Puerto Princesa ©
A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stop by Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation and then explore the activities along Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Puerto Princesa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Philippine Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 13 hour difference. In November, Puerto Princesa is a bit warmer than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to El Nido.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Nature Parks Shopping
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Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation ©
Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation

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El Nido, Palawan Island

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the El Nido travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Puerto Princesa to El Nido takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Galera.

Things to do in El Nido

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Puerto Galera

The resort town of Puerto Galera enjoys a reputation for its beaches, resorts, and dive sites.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): kick back and relax at White Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Galera online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from El Nido to Puerto Galera in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in November, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Puerto Galera

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
White Beach ©
White Beach

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San Jose

San Jose ©
On the 5th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Grace Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Inasakan Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Jose trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Puerto Galera to San Jose in 5.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Carabao Island.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Nature Beaches
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Grace Island ©
Grace Island

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Carabao Island

Carabao Island
On the 6th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Said Beach.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Carabao Island travel website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Jose to Carabao Island. Traveling from San Jose in November, expect nights in Carabao Island to be about the same, around 76°F, while days are slightly colder, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Masbate City.

Things to do in Carabao Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Masbate City, Masbate Island

Masbate City
Masbate City, officially the City of Masbate, is a fourth class component city and capital of the province of Masbate in Bicol Region of the Philippines. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Antonio de Padua Cathedral and then identify plant and animal life at Buntod Sandbar and Reef Marine Sanctuary.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Masbate City trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Carabao Island to Masbate City. When traveling from Carabao Island in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Masbate City, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Masbate City

Nature Wildlife Parks
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